One of the most common discussions we have in our workshops with students is about how much sleep they get and how not getting enough hinders their ability to learn as well as increasing their stress levels. Inevitably, the conversation often ends up being about how they use their phones late into the night.
We all do it. Most probably want more of it. And only a few of us are any good at it. Despite spending on average over 20 years of our life doing it, the benefits of sleep are often not spoken about clearly and explicitly to students. The National Sleep Foundation recommend GCSE and Sixth Form Students need up to 10 hours a night. However, many teenagers are not getting anywhere near this, with many reporting that they sleep for less than 7 hours a night.